James White (English politician)
White was the second son of William White of Tulse Hill, Surrey and his wife Susannah née Weeks. He was educated privately. He was merchant in the City of London, principally engaged in trade with China. From 1835 to 1851, he was an alderman of the City. In 1833he married Mary Lind.
At the 1857 general election White was elected as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for Plymouth, but he lost the seat two years later at the 1859 general election. In July 1860 he was elected at a by-election as an MP for Brighton. He held the seat until his defeat at the 1874 general election.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Obituary". The Times. 11 January 1883. p. 6.
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 65–66, 240. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James White
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Plymouth
With: Robert Collier
Sir George Brooke-Pechell, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Brighton
With: William Coningham to 1864
Henry Moor 1864–1865
Henry Fawcett from 1865
James Lloyd Ashbury
Charles Cameron Shute
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